Vote for the PrepXtra Athlete of the Week April 11-17

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Vote now for PrepXtra’s High School Athletes of the Week.

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Here are this week’s male candidates:

Jackson Biles, Baseball Grace Christian: The freshman hit the game-winning solo home run in the Rams’ 9-8 win over Seymour and threw four strikeouts in two scoreless innings to close out the win.

Asante Burton, Carter Athletics: Burton clocked a personal best 44-foot-4.5 to win the triple jump at the Volunteer Track Classic. He also jumped a personal best distance of 23 feet 5.75 inches to finish second in the long jump.

Masudi NyemboEast Austin Football: Nyembo scored twice in the Roadrunners’ 3-1 win over Halls and netted the opener in a 2-1 win over powerhouse 3A Farragut in the teams’ first-ever meeting.

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SOFTBALL RANKINGS:Knoxville area softball rankings: Heritage climbs, two new teams join top 10 after week 5

EAST AUSTIN FOOTBALL:‘Overwhelmed with happiness:’ Austin-East football conquers Farragut in teams’ first meeting

Cole Hines, Coalfield baseball: Hines recorded a .555 batting average over four games at the Yellow Jacket Classic, and he went no-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Moore County.

Ian Hubbard, Knoxville Catholic Baseball: Hubbard went 2-2 and smashed two home runs in Catholic’s 10-0 win over Providence Academy.

Dustin Brock Moore, Greeneville Athletics: Moore ran the fastest time in the state in the 110-meter hurdles, placing first at the Volunteer Track Classic with a time of 13.94. It was only a tenth of a second slower than the state record of 19.84 set in 1981.

Here are this week’s female candidates:

4×400 meter relay, Farragut athletics: The Admirals finished second in the 4×400 meter relay at the Volunteer Track Classic in 4:05.99, the fastest time in the state. They only lost to Bullis, the No. 4 relay team in the country.

Brianna Baker, Grace Christian Athletics: Baker ran the No. 1 time in the 300-meter hurdles in the state, placing first at the Volunteer Track Classic with a time of 45.56.

Leah Freeman, Anderson County Softball: Freeman hit for the cycle for the first time in school history with a single, double, triple and home run in Anderson County’s 10-2 win over Oak Ridge.

Lacey Keck, Gibbs Softball: Keck threw three shutouts for the Eagles last week, allowing three or fewer hits in all three games. She threw a total of 19 strikeouts and walked just two batters.

Mary Oakley Robertson, Knoxville Catholic Athletics: Oakley broke two school records at the Volunteer Track Classic, placing fourth with a time of 58.10 in the 400 meters and seventh in the 200 meters, running his record time of 25.83 in the preliminaries.

Sidnee Stanton, Hardin Valley Athletics: Stanton jumped a season-record distance of 37 feet 9.5 inches to beat her own best mark in the state and placed first at the Volunteer Classic. She also placed second with a jump of 17 feet 10.25 inches in the long jump.

Contact Emily Adams at [email protected] or on Twitter @eaadams6.



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